The U.S. Hispanic population reached a record 60.6 million in 2019, up 930,000 over the previous year and up from 50.7 million in 2010.
The COVID-19 pandemic sent many on the move to places other than their usual residence – and they may not know where or how to be counted.
Overall readiness to respond to the census has inched up since earlier this year, even as some key hard-to-count groups remain less enthusiastic than others.
The 2020 census began in Alaska in January, and the first numbers will be published by the end of the year.
Racial categories, which have been on every U.S. census, have changed from decade to decade, reflecting the politics and science of the times.
As the 2020 census gets underway, most U.S. adults are aware of it and are ready to respond, but many do not know what it asks or how to participate.
Conservative Republicans are about twice as likely as liberal Democrats to prefer a community where the houses are larger and farther apart.
Explore the different race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census, from the first one in 1790 to the latest count in 2020.
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